Friday, October 3, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Sad






SAD

For me this is a sad time of the year, as the Indian Summer departs, the rains come and my summer display of garden containers become past their best by date.


I have about twenty or more containers and hanging baskets and it's time for Fall cleanup which I hate. Isn't this a sad sight? At the back is my latest Japanese maple acquisition, one of five I have in containers although the others are older and still have leaves but this is just a solitary stick and in very sad condition. I am looking forward to Spring already because I am sad that Summer was a disappointment this year.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE

34 comments:

Dragonstar said...

We had something of the same idea this week. My non-existent flower border will be up at midnight my time.
I hope next spring repairs all the damage.

Crushed said...

I like Autumn. Probably my favorite season.

Our summer was ok here. In fact at one point it was sweltering. Though not for long, I admit.

Sue said...

I'm looking forward to Spring too as the summer went too quick! Great entry for the theme. My entry for Photo Hunters is here

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

Carver said...

Good take on the theme JMB. At least it looks like you have a few lingering flowers. I love this time of year but it is sad seeing the container plants on their last legs. My deck plants are like that too.

Leslie said...

Japanese maples are my very favorite tree - I have one! :)

Dr.John said...

I hate losing my flowers. Soon the last of the roses will be gone. It is a sad time.

Vic Grace said...

Summer was sad this year wasn't it but we have had a glorious Fall although the thought that snow is just around the corner dampens one's spirits somewhat.

Lifecruiser said...

I so agree with you on this! It's certainly is a sad sight. I love the spring the most.... *sigh*

julie said...

Summer is very hot and humid here in the Philippines (even if its not summer, it still is) so the rainy season is one of the better days to plant.

I hope you will have more fun with autumn, JMB and have fun this weekend too :)

YTSL said...

Weather is weird, and our reactions to it interesting. Over in my part of the world, we're eagerly awaiting an autumn/fall that's way overdue. Having said that, I do agree that what you photographed does look to be on the sad side... ;S

Baker Watson said...

It seems that most of my plants always looked like that even at the best of times so I gave up on them years ago, lol.

Good take on the theme. Those are indeed some sad plants.

Baker

Incog & Nito said...

We are into Spring now and the gardens around are looking beautiful. It is always sad when they have gone by their use by date!! Happy weekend.

Picturing of Life said...

don't worry. without we notice spring will come soon

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Napaboaniya said...

A sad sight, here's hoping for the season to arrive where the best of the flowers will be in pretty blooming sight once again :)
Happy Weekend!! :)

leslie said...

I feel the same as you. In fact, I'll be putting the patio furniture away next weekend, too.

jams o donnell said...

Gardens being to look a little sad around this time of year, although our fuchsias are still going strong. On the other hand they will be back next year in all their glory. Happy weekend

Nunyaa said...

Spring is a lovely time of year, I am lucky where I live the summer is just as nice :) Cheer up JMB it will be here before you know it.

Randi said...

I agree with you - this is a sad time of the year. I buy more and more plants every year that looks best in autumn. Makes me feel a little better now.
I wish you a great weekend!

ipanema said...

oh dear. it's sad to see them but you'll get this season's best again. :)

happy weekend! :)

Colin Campbell said...

Spring in full bloom here JMB. Perhaps you should split your year and have half in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sarge Charlie said...

truly a sad site, the seasons of our life

Devonshire Dumpling said...

My grape vine is down to a stalk, my fuschia is giving itself the last rites and its raining but I love Autumn and the colours of the leaves as I know by December I can go out and see crocus' sprouting and daffodils blooming...did we have a Summer? I must have blinked twice and missed it.

gen/entry here said...

Oh poor flower just like ours its always a time for that....TC

sho said...

hmm looks like I have to deal with moments like this too when I start greening my planter.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Those do look sad. Looks as though they're ready for spring already too!

Lots of sad things to look at this Saturday.

CherryPie said...

I agree, that is a sad and sorry sight...

storyteller said...

This IS sad … and reminds me how all the Bonsai plants my ‘ex’ had spent YEARS raising died one by one when we moved to the beach. My ‘sad’ Photo Hunt is at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

SabineM said...

maybe because I live in Southern California, but I LOVE This time of year and Love the winter. I miss real seasons, makes you appreciate the good days more!
Great take on the theme

Sammawow said...

Oh, that is a great take on the "sad" theme. I, however, did not get the green thumb that my grandfather, mother and daughter did so my plants never look very good. Luckily, I can cook!

CalumCarr said...

I don't find autumn a sad time for the garden. All seasons are sad becasue the garden is in such a state of "uncaredforness".

But I do love gardens which are cherished.

James Higham said...

Autumn is a beautiful season - I adore it.

H e n r i c k said...

I would be sad to clean up all those too. XD

Have a good week ahead. :)

Liz said...

Those are sad! Our summer was so bad too that our garden is looking pretty miserable.

So the sun shone specially for us while we were in Canada, did it?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, I know this kind of sadness well!